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IT HE TACOMA TIMES f ataaamt OF THE .KIRIFPS northwest league of mWSPAPERS. Telegraphic News Service of the United Press I *y^,my^-s*a**mtemi^^m^^^^^^^g^. I Entered at the v*wtaUUm,\Taetma^VM^aaT*mm^d^: I patter. I'ubilahed by the Tacoma Time* Pub. 00. Every Evening | I BWcmpt Hunday. .yyyyyyzsw^mxg^ I PHONES: Business Office, Main Cirenlatloa Dept., I tUam 18. Editorial Dept., Mala 794. I OFFICE—776-778 COMMERCE ST. -.0 -iWat-aaaif <-,a-l--Uj.*-«7^ W?» -*,-,' 73 .«W>-|a-T.T><.>..a.a-.'_X''fi >>' ,!™.. *0*- Wake up, Mayor .*• , - Mayor Seymour come out of your trance! The voters at the polls last spring said they wanted a municipal car line on the tideflats. But the mayor is opposed to municipal street rail i^RWS. ,y 0, 80, in violation of the wish of the people he began j fickering with Stone-Webster. And for months he flits been hugging the delusion to his bosom that he would get Stone-Webster to build and operate a street railway line over the flats on a basis advan j tageous to the city. fll Practically no one outside of the mayor had any idea of the possibility of such a thing. ; But <in his childlike confidence the mayor was sure he would win a great thing from Stone-Webster for the city. The game of hide and seek has been played by the traction trust about as long as it can be kept up, and Wednesday afternoon the mayor had a long confer ence t with Judge Shackelford to see just what the company will do. , T AND THE COMPANY WILL BUILD AND OPERATE THE LINE IF THE CITY RELEASES IT FROM FAYING THE TWO PERI CENT ON ITS GROSS RECEIPTS FOR A FRANCHISE TAX IN THE WHOLE CITY. y The city gets about $20,000 from this source now. Bo the company will put the line in if the city will nay it $20,000 a year now and more as the company's business grows. The mayor was completely jarred. It almost woke him up. HE DISCOVERED THAT ALL HIS NEGOTIATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HAD RE SULTED IN WAS IN AN OFFER FROM STONE WEBSTER TO BUILD THE TIDEFLAT LINE IF THE .CITY WOULD CAPITALIZE IT FOR AT LEAST FIVE TIMES WHAT IT WOULD COST TO BUILD IT. Twenty thousand dollars would pay f interest on $400,000. But when Tacoma grows the street railway busi ness will grow and instead of $20,000 the amount |ri^bes4o^K)o;^\^ai.i*^. ; :!y:v - And this is the best the mayor got after all his *dickering. WAKE UP MAYOR SEYMOUR, COME OUT OF YOUR TRANCE, and you may discover that the people of this city were not such a set of chumps as you seem to think, when they voted for a municipal car line on the flats. 7 • THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO IT. r re\* '^if/m_r-t^*i^jsf ta^^mßßßa_Mm^_'islo'^ The Night Schools hg-^y . ■ * , _. . ,* m. .,", There is a lot of sense in the Tacoma night schools. Hundreds of people who can't go to school in the :daytime but who can go at night, have a fine oppor tunity of learning useful things. It is an opportun ity which was lacking in the early days. A student going to school now can learn manual art, cooking, millinery, sewing, languages and take up many oth er useful subjects. • ; The night school students - might have y devoted ! their evenings to cards, skating, dancing and other forms of amusement. They might have " stayed at home to make doilies and fudge and gimcracks of no" earthly use. Instead, they are studying useful sub- : jects and 5 learning useful i subjects and learning use >ful things. gilt looks as if the time will soon come when the 'ex-: cuse, "lack of opportunity" will be a dead letter. Hie night school is sure filling a much felt want —a place to educate those who haven't the time during the day.*- ■ ' y • , - . • ,- P^lfe- a-- i\:\" ■ 7 ' Closing of banks and saloons on election day ought to remind folks to go to the polls. But per |.itapsjthel'majority of voters don't patronize those money exchanges. ipSF; ;* : *■-- *-" ■; —: —— ' ■• Miss Ada Lewis/actress, built an apartment house near New York. She announces that dogs will no_t be allowed in the building. "Willychildren> be barred she was asked. . "No, indeed. I will give a month's free rent to the parents of every baby born in the apartments." The visitor was pleased until she smiled and remarked: "Buti forgot to say that this is to be a bachelors' apartment." •=:«•" * . -"- -•• - " -* - y.' ' The Igorotes in the :- Philippines have tobacco smoking down to a science of economy.;« Old man Ig. rolls a cigar that looks like an old fashioned Christ mas plum pudding, about 15 inches long and 5 inches thick. He smokes it for an hour, then Mrs. Ig. and ; all the little Igs. take turns. By the fourth day it is usually reduced to a "butt." '*' ' •" '*: With a gold dollar worth : $2.80 ; pesos, Huerta in creases the : Met: import duties 50 per cent. % It. "hurts business" frightfully, but you can do things like that," if you first jail your, congress. , 0} *~- \ 0-' . y^yy - '-'. aw *g^i'- , MM The rotten spot in that Long Beach, Cal., pier was ' oenceaJed l>y a splice, and so 39; people were killed fa the accident, last May, according to a grand jury report, just made jCTyutaarai "THE SECRET PRIED LOOSE" Miss Dillpickles I Relates How She Nearly Had Jus ,7o' tice Winging by Her Obstinacy in the Par snip 1 Trust Prosecution. ' ■-'•■ a-; 7,:-: A "SMREECHER FILM" IN SIX REELS , • •, 7:-0:0yyy'00 by fred schaefer. yy _ ■■.;, ". "What did, the defendant. Mock orange, say to yon? ANSWER!*' '-, :":■,:-.,,■ -■ ..--y --. .-.---yy-, yy.. .,.-,-, ,■-.■„■ .„-,-.-***:.„* ._-. y. .;••.■■<■..+ ti* , REEL 111.'.*'.-. .-#*■*:. Yes, I'm certainly in bad with the federal court. : * ■*•? , '. My testimony _* agialns ; ■ Mr. Mockorange, on trial for corner ing the world's visible supply of parsnips In restraint of trade, has been weaker than expected. But, dear me, j that's not .MY fault. The court has been ruling out so many, questions regarding letters .1 typed for my former boss that the district attorney has complete ly lost his Angora. And just to fOiow how sore he is, he acts as If I"ye been fixed by the defense. Thel-imElyyyy "Are you sure this roan did not try; to influence you :- yesterday after court?" he roared, pointing to blm...y-- ..- ..-."y. ■y'iy y A :-iio: -7 Oh, of course, I -was' sure. ,; » "Aha," he went on. "what did -i NOT FOR HER. " . ' \ Helen —No, I' positively refuse to "bob" ' for apples.: *,--:■ '■I-,, Emma —Why, my dear, It's a harmless pastime. 0. Helenlt took me Just 15 min utes Ito; get my nose' the way j I wanted It and the whole thing would come off. :: - * * OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE th* taooma thAI this . defendant, Mockorange, say to yon?" 7i-:-<' t'y y■ ■>* '.-. |. :■:''. I >*• did ■ answer real . i snippy. "That's i my business!" I said. Plainly and firmly I told \ him |lt was I nobody's business • * but :, my own. Ii: thing. regarding * the diabolical machinations of *-. tlhe parsnip monopoly, I stated, I was glad |to tell. | But as to my pri vate affairs, nonot Chat.' It was more than the world - had any right to. * Vy.'.'-,-*'-;, ' "I don't have to answer, DO I, your honor?" I j appealed .to his nibs, the Judge. * ."Unfortunately, yon | do," said the Judge.:' He was - one .soar faced old mutt. - The best he could offer was to let me postpone answering till to morrow. Bum comfort that. - "-0: (Continued.) ; 00: . i When a pretty young lass .'. ' ,' .» ----- Seeks a big looking glass, ' Where the laddies are certain to 70: find her. 07700 [• -Does it need Hallowe'en --, '0 Or the good fairy queen To : show a man's face close' be ' hind her?. V 'From Judge. DOLLAR-LADEN AMERICAN MAIL BEACON OF HOPE FOR CZAR-DRIVEN JEW IN ALL RUSSIA ' 7 (Mary Boyle O'Reilly, ; our,: noted correspondent, now In • Russia In vestigating the • alleged persecu tions .by the . cur's j officials upon the Jews, recently left' Kiev,' where she wrote of . the trial of Mendel Be Ills on - charge* ot ridiculous "rit ual; murder," to j travel , through : the pale | herself. | -_\ Here Ila j one |of j her wonderfully Illuminating stories of the ' terrible'life: these g people j are forced to lead—-a life that la abso lutely without hope!) ' ■ ,-.-y,.y:_,; .*;..-. . 1 BY If ARY BOYLE 0'1i1.11.1. . ,7 (Copyright, ISIS, \by the Newspa - per : Enterprise Association.) '-- •y-r-i OLSHANKA, VOI_KYNIA, § THE PALE, SOUTHERN RUSSIA. Something : was wrong with Oaterina Petroffskova. Patient, in dustrious and E tireless at r: sixty three, she had not worked steadily since dawn. And this was the third day of such®unwonted' idleness. Now _ for .'. the hundredth time . she stood In the low doorway shading her wide, grave eyes with a crum pled hand. ■'. • '■'■ ,* .-". Ivan Ivanovltch, visitor from a neighboring town, watched her curiously." ; - ■ . ; 7:07,: y .'■ "What la It, little mother?" he asked, v for her . face showed the look of one .-." who scans a 7 far horizon. 7,-', '00 h'vSj * y "Nothing," '.. she • said, quietly, "nothing," and stared unseeing down a lane of dilapidated § log huts, straw-thatched and squat as giant fungi. y Every isbas seemed deserted, Its y rude ' plank | door closed against the cold, Its naked, shutterless /windows un lighted. Beneath each deep cave hung a bucket, a ladder, or a coil of rope sole Implement for .: protection in 1!' case of ; a devastating fire. Across the gable of the farthest cabin a row of unreadable Russian figures announced the number of "■souls" -ln the hamlet, meaning, of.course, the male Inhabitants! Women Held Soulless Women have yet to lay claim to possessing souls—ln Russia! Squalid, poverty-haunted, appar ently hopeless, the village was one of the unnumbered thousands which go to support the might of empire, which serve as breeding places for soldiers of the czar. Poor to the verge of penury, such are not held too poor jto - tax—^its "souls'' are free only to die of sick ness or starvation! -* y "Nothing * makes no sense," -grumbled - Ivan Ivanovltch. "Art lonely, little mother?" ... .-,". '•*'•«"; i . "No," ' she ;* said - gently,: "not toward the shining "Icon" In the corner. -■-:.,:,-■■--; .y ,y yyyy. lonely. Only thinking," and glanced "And waiting?" he probed." C l*"^ THE BUILDERS * We fellows who fool with a pencil or pen V May serve in *_ measure the leisure of men, y% -. May dream little - dreams which we draw or we y-tTyi- ■ write, ',-■:-'' ■'■'■' ;■' ':,-■ "*y* .■'■ '*..'. ':--.'. : To give them a moment or hour of delight; V But somehow, it's little and useless we feel. Compared to the builders in stone and in steel. '-.-' •.'-'--iy '-'"•'■'"",*■."'• •"'■"-.'. ''"*"-.:..'- .• . ':00:, I We muddle around with our paints or our ink , v And talk about Art and the things that we think, And we fancy ourselves and the work that we do Which gladdens the eye for a moment or two, - And if a few people . should mention our name - We think* we are figures of glory and fame! . 00:70 yyyy'-::--- y-.-y *•** -yy. . o:y.yyy.y .-0 f Our visions are nothing but visions— all, ' But the dreams of the builders are built in a wall; They are hammered in cteel, they are mortared In 70P stone, 00y -..'.,,- -,: -■; " *-'i7~:'-:'''':_: .7 ".. In tower and bridge and in buttress they're shown, Say* what are we singers and painterfolk worth Compared to the builders who conquer the earth! '.* —BERTON BRALEY. . :• ■-. "' *v -■ - - - ■""•■ ' ::■,:.::-: ': ..'.'.: :'-.:-- .-*-—' :■:■:,:■:—. • 0. 0 .■ _y,y ; .-'■ 7:07, 0. - Prudent People • -. '■ ' "-./-■ :..,*.■-.•., -7'y v y--y .:-, ■: ■ .. .. ■. .-;..".; . *a. •- _■ ':'-..' Give first thought to the Bank Account and their -^y '7 -banking connections. This old reliable Institution Invites accounts, for > large or small accounts, and desires that you come 'i-«ail-^4f-^-"ils^fea" . wss:m,U*smilf:.:.m-^■?&i.ff-----msf&^s.'VyV-- fs-wi—w s^- ■-n^fe*'..--^ v for any, information you may wish : regarding busi- _■ .< -J" ness matters. . / 7 7 SCANDINAVIAN AMERICAN BANK of tacoma Pacific Aye., M Kleventh. CATERINA PET ROFFSKOVA She did not answer, but the light in the doorway showed how her soft old face grew tremulous. j "Pavlo should : not ' have left you," blundered the man, slow witted, but well meaning. The keen, haggard . face turned toward him. ' . The Mother's Protest. '"John, 'son 'of John," protested the brave old voice, : "think not Pavlo left me! I SENT HIM! All the others were ''going. What is there in Russia that a poor man should stay? Look you." Burlap-clad, with coarse, wide trousers tucked Into rude, high boots, he stood beside her. Beyond •* long levels of brown, unsown earth, lonely as the Ice-edged, wind tossed stunted firs and gaunt black road posts showed where the worst snow drifts would soon lie. Over the lifeless land, echoed the weird howl of a wandering wolf and the scream of swooping steppe eagles. Otherwise a deadly quiet brooded from horizon to horizon. :-. UNCLE TED'S CIRCLE I This Dog Earns $1,000 : Per Week on the Stage j "Jasper," whose other name is i Taylor, has accepted . the: flatter ing offer of Pat Casey to appear ln vaudeville. 000z$0$$ o*o7. «#- Here he *Is signing >_V a: three ; years contract Aat "i $1,000 0 per : meek.y,_]\:oyoooo7yy -yyy :0 Pretty * good for*. a mere • dog, [ lßn'Vttlor-,o?^yoyy-yy:yy .,.. 0i In his short ', life, * for J Jasper Is still a frisky young , fellow, i he has , appeared j before many prominent ', people Jin I the I United * States, in- I eluding - President ii Wilson,"* Van--: derbilt and the "wizard," Thomas [A. Edison. 7 ." ; s -,-• "' '-,-_"_- :,,.-' I y Quite ' recently,; when i Mr. Edl ; son : announced himself to be suf i fering <* from "vacationltls.' Jas i per sent jin j his j card .to the • great ; irtventor, asking _ leave to» try j his powers 'in * relieving - the malady. i -,y Edison,' though an ' awful busy ; man,* > 7 received : _ th* % . four-legged; caller. . mSs!^^ Brm^ lit_^sw_M - Thursday, Oct. 3D, 191& . -.. -,..- - .- . V - ■■-- - "Look you," repeats - Caterina Petroffskova,' and . showed i him '. where three burdened resin-tappers slouched past in ragged sheepskins. His glance followed them, to their poor homes. . ."But what Is It, little mother?" he insisted, and 'pointed .to y how "■ solitary,figures stood shivering in every doorway, the swarthy, eager eyed faces turned toward the west- } crn light. .'Her sudden smile seem ed a benediction.* * '00 * ."' "Bog dale Bog vzlal" (Ood gave - and God took), she quoted softly. . "But afterward comes reward. At last It la here—for some!"-.'•'* * Unsteadily her work-worn ' hand pointed into the sunset where a dark spot, - growing slowly, .moved " toward the hamlet *'* ', -,.- "*_. 0.-. Many Watch and Walt. Silent and tense, scores of men and women watched and- waited. Old Ivan had come out in his bare ■. feet. Blind Van's palsied hand curved about his ear to catch some half-heard sound, .lame Ellen was crooning to herself in happy impa tience. . .-«,, yy-:, : Obviously they, too, were wait ing—all of them! - For what? yj'.y , . •, ■'• -: . , Steadily, with heart-straining slowness, the dark spot became a "drosky" * (wagon), developed a "yemschik" driving with arms ex tended. From still far away his explosive shouts sounded across the steppe: "HI! Ivan! HI! Alexandra-* vitch! It is cold—cold! Let the sam over be bubbling—boiling!" Another .moment, while the rag ged laprobe fell over his exhausted horse, he stepped from the drosky stiffly. .: • "" 0-7:■■■:.- The American* Mall "Ay. batinskkas (little fathers), who so silent? Trust me to carry good news. *•■ "See this!" - . A cramped arm raised a limp leather pouch. Look here and be content! "It means fine fortune — glad ness - for > allwhen : I bring Cate rina such a heavy American mall!" " oio; -(y.. ■-.': - 7: And " THAT la Russia — all the pale. " . There, where the czar-ridden Jews are forced into a unimaglned > poverty, cruel and horrible,' there Is but one ray of light: When the "American" mall comes, bringing money from the "young ones" who, "emigrated" to the land 'of the free! •;-. ." * :.''-.: y.... i. ,70* .;,:■ .. . . Caterina sent her son to Amer —he has made a real place for himself, and besides, sometimes now Caterina may have vegeta bles to eat! a- ■'-,'"."•- ■,"■■'■"'■■ T tk Jasker, apparently realising* the valuable time he was being given, went through his various "stunts" : quickly. - * '.'."* 0-. * 0 But before he had ; finished the *;; "wizard" was "sitting up and tak- Ing- notice." :"' ' ■ .-• ■ .': ' 0: Jasper, who, by the way,' Is "an '*. English brindle terrier, will settle i down now to j his winters ; Job of - keeping the wolf from -door *il}t,QQQii&ri-ypeeky.oyj,;o.yo •.,.-,■■, .... -a-,,.. -■( ...i ...... -.-' -.m- ..... 'a- ..-'■_ *F&Sstr*wßi**l'o' -' ''-.••! Byes Tested.. -> ;y. Glasses Fitted. a ■_-, ■ :: V_^^^^^:,^f*a*o^i7f£^it)^f* o^^BW___WweAM^o^y ~ •&•" .7.7:Y --" *______* **_____.' •■*,"■ ?-"•• ■* oy''jmm,£^ajM4i*^m% Heat Service. < Prices the lowest, * y.-; CASWBU. I OPtICUU-lCXkFffiNgS &£235.7*8 : St.. Helens Aye..*> ,-&.